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Physical Review
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Some optical properties of CdSe single crystals

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Optical transmission and reflection measurements were made on a single crystal of CdSe (crystal class C6v) with light polarized parallel and perpendicular to the c axis. The absorption coefficients, μ and μII, were determined and are presented as functions of incident photon energy, at room temperature. The selection rule, μ>μII, expected for all solids in the crystal classes Cnv and Cn, where n=3, 4, or 6, is very well obeyed in CdSe. The absorption coefficients are not simple functions of the photon energy, but are nearly exponential and almost follow Urbach's rule. The fluorescence of the single crystal has been measured at 77°K. It is peaked at 920 mμ and it is slightly polarized perpendicular to the c axis. The results are similar to what has been obtained for hexagonal ZnS. © 1960 The American Physical Society.

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15 Dec 1960

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Physical Review

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